Former Presidential advisor on economy, business and employment issues Elina Egle terminated legal relations with the State Chancellery on August 22. She will now work in the private sector, as Chairwoman of Baltic Id.
«The President mentioned his intention to change the focus of his work. Unfortunately, due to health issues, I was unable to terminate my legal relations sooner. I would like to note that I have not received my pay during my period of inability to work,»- said Egle in her statement to the media.
She expresses satisfaction on the achievements of the Strategic Development Commission and the formation of the Polycentric and Human capital Development sub-commission, as well as attraction of high profile investments.
«I gave the President objective and analytical consultations and support opinion formation in different fields: development planning, economy, finance, social policy and education, regional development, agriculture, transport, as well as energy and environment protection policy. I performed information compilation about important events in Latvia’s National Economy. For example: development institution formation issues; the formation of the Baltic innovation fund; port management issues, as well as the planned reforms of the Education and Science Ministry and Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry. I have gained experience in state management during the time when the country was recovering from the financial crisis and was beginning to realize reforms in many industries. I am grateful to cooperation partners from municipalities, companies, association, education and science institutions for the work we have done. I am also grateful for the President’s recommendation letter,»- says Egle.
«I understand how much work still needs to be done and improvements to increase work efficiency, improving communication with society and attracting investments. I am convinced that my work in the private sector will push me forward in the direction of necessary changes in development. I think documents and normative regulations are not enough to restore national economy and create new jobs. What we need is a change in our leaders’ understanding of values and Latvia’s people. We need to free ourselves from political power self-sufficiency and growing corruption, direct our resources for the development of people’s talents. I always tried to strengthen the business spirit and improve work environment. I was always against resource waste and exceeding bureaucracy. I want to continue doing it. Therefore, I can use my gained knowledge, experience and energy more effectively,»- notes Egle.
Egle plans to continue her academic work in politics and renewed activity in the Latvian Politologists association, advisory Board of Turiba, Kapitāls magazine editorial board and in the Latvian Employers’ Confederation in international issues.
According to Firmas.lv, Baltic Id was registered in 2006, its base capital 2 000 LVL and it belongs to Egle. The company offers business and management consultations. Its 2011 turnover was 19 500 LVL, profits – 12 517 LVL. The company’s turnover was 22 569 LVL, profits – 16 424 LVL.